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  • Narimiya Hiroki announces retirement from showbiz

    December 9, 2016 @ 10:24 am

    On December 9, actor Narimiya Hiroki (34) announced his retirement from showbiz. Earlier this month, 'FRIDAY' published an article on the actor's suspected drug use. In response, his agency completely denied the reports, saying, "The article is unfounded. We adamantly object and will take every legislative measure." Similarly, Narimiya stated, "I feel very angry. I have never used drugs." Even after the initial reports,

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  • YU-A announces marriage & pregnancy

    December 9, 2016 @ 10:13 am

    YU-A has announced her marriage to a non-celebrity man. She is also currently pregnant with their first child. The singer made the double announcement via her official blog. According to the announcement, she tied the knot back in October. She expressed, "While enjoying the change inside of me, I hope to utilize this to deliver my music."  Born in 1986, YU-A made her solo debut with "Aitai..." in 2009 after participating

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 11/28 ~ 12/4

    December 7, 2016 @ 9:27 am

    Oricon has released its weekly ranking for November 28 to December 4. Take a look at the results below!  [Single Weekly Ranking]1. "Futari Sezon" - Nogizaka46 : 11/30 (442,322)2. "Go! Go! Let's Go!" - E-girls : 11/30 (24,170)3. "Sekai ni Hitotsu dake no Hana" - SMAP : 03/05/03 (20,838)4. "Ai! wanna be with you..." - TOKIO : 11/30 (17,189)5. "Kimi e no Tegami" - Kuwata Keisuke : 11/23 (13,242)(Check out the full ranking here.)===[Album Weekly Ran

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  • Cream Stew's Arita Teppei announces his marriage

    December 6, 2016 @ 9:23 am

    On December 5, during a 2-hour special of 'Shabekuri 007,' Arita Teppei of comedian duo Cream Stew announced his marriage. Arita reported that he married a comedy-loving non-celebrity woman on the 29th of last month. According to reports, Arita's wife resembles actress Takahashi Hitomi, and they were dating for about two years after meeting at a matchmaking party. During the show, Neptune's Nagura Jun asked, "What were your words o

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  • Miura Daichi to become a father

    December 6, 2016 @ 9:17 am

    On December 5, Miura Daichi announced via his official blog that his wife is pregnant with their first child. Miura's wife has entered the last month of her pregnancy and is expected to give birth anytime now. He explained, "I originally had planned on making the announcement after the baby was born. However, the other day, we had a picture taken, and it was going to be published against our will. I wanted to announce this to everyone who al

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  • SHAKALABBITS announce indefinite hiatus

    December 4, 2016 @ 11:31 pm

    Rock band SHAKALABBITS have announced that they will go on indefinite hiatus in 2017. The hiatus was decided after thorough discussion among the members and staff. In 2017, SHAKALABBITS have plans to appear in Project Nyx's stage show, hold an acoustic live and nationwide tour, and release their first original album in five years. After completion of all these activities, they will go on hiatus. On the hiatus, the members commented, "Fr

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  • Record producer Asamoto Hirofumi passes away at age 53

    December 4, 2016 @ 11:30 pm

    It's been reported that record producer Asamoto Hirofumi passed away on November 30 at the age of 53. Asamoto lost his consciousness after hitting his head in a bicycle accident in September of 2014, and he had been under medical treatment since. His wife, who started up 'AID FOR Asamoto,' a project to support his medical treatment, wrote on Facebook, "Asa-chan, rest in peace. Thank you so much! I pray that Asamoto Hirofumi's numerous songs

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  • Kamen Joshi Kenkyuusei Kawahara Yui announces pregnancy + to retire from showbiz

    December 4, 2016 @ 11:30 pm

    Kamen Joshi kenkyuusei unit Slime Girls member Kawahara Yui has announced that she is expecting a baby. As a result, she will be retiring from showbiz. Kawahara made the double announcement via her official blog. She commented on when she first found out about the pregnancy, "I didn't know what to do. I ran away and averted my eyes from not only the stage, but also from reality. I secluded myself." She added, "When I finally decided to have the b

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  • Narimiya Hiroki suspected of drug use

    December 2, 2016 @ 9:29 am

    The December 2nd issue of tabloid magazine 'FRIDAY' published an article on actor Narimiya Hiroki's (34) suspected drug use.  In response to the report, Narimiya's agency released a comment stating, "The article is unfounded. We adamantly object it and will take every legislative measure." Narimiya also said, "I feel very angry. I have never used drugs." The article features photos said to be taken in Narimiya's home and reports o

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  • Takahata Mitsuki & Sakaguchi Kentaro reported to be in a relationship

    December 1, 2016 @ 10:10 am

    On November 30, it was reported that actress Takahata Mitsuki (24) and actor Sakaguchi Kentaro (25) are in a romantic relationship. In an ORICON STYLE interview, both agencies denied the reports claiming that the two are just friends. According to reports, Takahata and Sakaguchi became close after co-starring in NHK's morning drama 'Toto Nee-chan' and Fuji TV's 'Itsuka Kono Koi wo Omoidashite Kitto Naiteshimau' back-to-back. They have a

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